Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Obama greets a young visitor in the Oval Office, Feb. 5, 2010 (Photo by Pete Souza)



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108 Responses to “Early Bird Chat”

  1. February 5, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Good Friday, Chipsticks…TOD Family!!!

    Everyone, be happy and enjoy your day.

  2. February 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is cutting further into primary rival Bernie Sanders’s New Hampshire lead, picking up 7 net points overnight, according to a UMass Lowell/7 News tracking poll released Friday.

    The former secretary of State now trails Sanders by only 15 points before the Tuesday primary. She trailed by 31 points at the beginning of the week.

    • 5 jackiegrumbacher
      February 5, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Great news, SW. Bernie needs a blowout win in NH to give him momentum because his prospects after that look grim. If Hilz can cut his momentum in his neighboring, lily white state, she’ll be on a steady course to the nomination.

      • 6 Don
        February 5, 2016 at 8:11 am

        To tell you the truth I enjoyed Hillary last night.

      • February 5, 2016 at 8:16 am

        The media has been playing up his 30 pt lead…even this morning I’ve heard that even though the lead has diminished some.

        It seems to me, he would need a double digit win in NH to be considered a success given the expectations that have been raised.

      • 9 57andfemale
        February 5, 2016 at 9:28 am

        I need to never listen to Bill Press again. I guess Quinnipiac had a poll today with Bernie and Hillary even nationwide. They make random calls, there is no screening for actual voters. But Press’ fawning over Bernie made me insane this morning.

        • February 5, 2016 at 9:37 am

          I stopped the day he came out with this new book. I didn’t listen often and when I did it was for only part of the show, so I’m certainly not missing much–or anything!!!!! ENOUGH! Stephanie Miller is quite upset with him. Couple times when talking about him she
          goes through a list of the things PO has accomplished.

          • 11 57andfemale
            February 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

            I stopped, too, but wanted “progressive” news on last night’s debate. Big mistake. He had Debbie Dingell on from Michigan. I have so had it with Dems: “I don’t want to pile on, failures of ALL levels of government……” How dare she. How dare Dems remains so entrenched and stupid. You take an issue like this and you lay the blame passionately on the GOP, where it belongs. She even said, if it had been her district, she would have gone to the governor’s office and demanded he come to the city, and she’s sure he would have.

            Democrats suck. That is my take this morning.

        • February 5, 2016 at 10:08 am

          PPP released a national poll yesterday with Hillary maintaining a strong lead at 21 pts.

          • 13 57andfemale
            February 5, 2016 at 10:41 am

            Gee, Bill Press didn’t mention that poll, quelle surprise. He kept saying his 46/42 poll amongst Dems was a CNN poll but had to correct himself.

    • February 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Donna predicted this…right on Donna

  3. 15 Marlz (@marjgra)
    February 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Good Morning TOD… Congrats on first SW>

  4. 17 Don
    February 5, 2016 at 8:03 am

    What struck me about the debate last night was how much Bernie Sanders sounded like a one note pony, wall street wall street wall street. I really don’t think he has a plan at all about how to get legislation passed. His answers on foreign policy were a muddled mess; he even looked confused talking about foreign policy.

    • February 5, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Hubby and I were saying the same thing. He has one focus and even with that, it doesn’t seem that he has given much more than a surface thought as to the *hows* of his proposals. But then again, he would have to compromise/re-evaluate his ideas and that doesn’t seem to be something he’s willing to do [or maybe he is unable to do].

      • 19 Don
        February 5, 2016 at 8:16 am

        Even if we wanted to change course for tactical reasons, he can’t, he has married himself to the “revolution.” Speaking of revolution, did he even say the word revolution last night?

  5. 22 desertflower
    February 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Admit it…you laughed:)

  6. 24 Don
    February 5, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Congrats swbluega, enjoy the spoils of coming in first place, but guard yourself from getting drunk on the power that it gives you.

  7. 25 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 8:07 am

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  8. February 5, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Good morning, Don. Thanks!!! I’ll try not to let it go to my head. 😀

  9. 30 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 8:12 am


  10. 31 Don
    February 5, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Anyone think that the job number will go below 5%?

  11. February 5, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Moooooooorning everyone! A gazillion thanks to Nerdy for last night’s wonderful post, which I didn’t get to see until this morning. Have to run, back in a bit.

  12. 34 desertflower
    February 5, 2016 at 8:17 am

    AH, YES! Hungry for Power Games!!

    • 35 MadameSoph
      February 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      🙂 watched this last night (I DVR before bed so I’m always a day behind). Loved how Martin O’Malley was from “District Abs” 🙂

      CAN’T WAIT for the eventual Trump “Tribute to the Fallen”! That will be just glorious…. Or should I say “huuuuuuge!”

  13. February 5, 2016 at 8:31 am

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  15. 49 Don
    February 5, 2016 at 8:33 am

    4.9% 158,000

  16. February 5, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Oh, dear. There goes that RW meme.

  17. 54 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Good Morning TODVille!

    I was just about to post the job report but see that TODVille is already informed!

  18. 55 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2016 at 8:45 am

  19. 56 99ts
    February 5, 2016 at 8:50 am

    GM TOD – There has to be a major positive about being a democrat. Mostly democrat candidates smile. They give out positive vibes and want to do positive things. Bernie might like to yell, but he also wants to “do stuff”. Hillary releases how much better she looks and sounds when she is smiling. The President never allows the weight of the world to bring him down. He never stops moving forward – small steps. His joy of life shows up – in his interaction with children. That photo is positively gorgeous.

    GOPers are eternally miserable. They moan, groan, whinge and whine. They want to remove anything that adds a smile to those they are paid to serve. They want to repeal everything. They have seriously miserable lives – and it shows up – most obviously – in their interactions with children (or lack thereof).

  20. February 5, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Good morning Ms. Chips, Danny and TOD family, I hope all is well with everyone this lovely Friday morning. TGIF>> Congrats swbluega, on being first this morning.

    To all, I hope you have cheerful, gleeful and fun day today. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Thank God that President Obama is still the President of The United States of America. ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆 ⭐🏆

  21. February 5, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Good Morning, Everyone 🙂

  22. 62 desertflower
    February 5, 2016 at 8:52 am

    🙂 🙂

  23. 63 desertflower
    February 5, 2016 at 8:54 am

  24. February 5, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Congrats swbluega 🙂

  25. February 5, 2016 at 8:57 am

    My one mention of the SB …..

  26. February 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

  27. February 5, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Seriously ….

    …. for the entire time we have any record of human, willful behavior ….

    Take care everyone … bbl …

  28. February 5, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Republican lawmakers who are unhappy with the perceived “executive overreach” of the Obama administration are forming a new task force to find “legislative solutions” to challenge the president’s power — and they picked a telling lawmaker to lead the effort. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a passionate anti-immigrant hardliner, will serve as chairman.

    Here are just six examples that show King may not by suitable as the chairman.

    1. That time King said to treat people that cross the border like “livestock.”
    2. That time King defended racial profiling as “common sense.”
    3. That time King compared immigrants to dogs.
    4. That time King said that undocumented immigrants coming across the border have “cantaloupe calves” because they are “drug mules.”
    5. That time King said Latinos come from a “violent civilization.”
    6. That time King said that he was just “as Hispanic and Latino” as a Latino congressman.

  29. February 5, 2016 at 9:10 am

    the new national Republican poll from Public Policy Polling,

    1. Donald Trump: 28% (down from 34% in December)

    2. Ted Cruz: 21% (up from 18%)

    2. Marco Rubio: 21% (up from 13%)

    4. Ben Carson: 11% (up from 6%)

  30. 77 0388jojothecat
    February 5, 2016 at 9:15 am

    They might as well have picked Sheriff Joe Alpilo-sh#t.

  31. 78 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2016 at 9:22 am

    • February 5, 2016 at 9:41 am

      He’s a shirker. I guess he had to work too hard to be the Tea Party darling. The GOP “establishment” is making him their darling with little to no effort on his part.

      Imagine someone who shirks their job as a Senator (at one point there was concern that he was shirking his responsibilities as a candidate), being elected as POTUS/CIC. How soon would he start shirking those duties?

  32. 80 Ladyhawke
    February 5, 2016 at 9:22 am

      February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am


  33. 82 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 9:25 am

    UE falls below 5% to 4.9%.

  34. 83 Ladyhawke
    February 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

  35. 84 GGAIL
    February 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family. I’m happy to see that PBO has a day with no events. Hope he gets to enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday too 😊

  36. 85 Ladyhawke
    February 5, 2016 at 9:27 am

  37. 87 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 9:32 am

  38. 89 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

  39. 90 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 9:33 am

    • 95 0388jojothecat
      February 5, 2016 at 9:59 am

      With my grandma and mom, there would be Nooooooooo talking, we’d get that LOOK, y’all know the LOOK I’m talking about…..Nuff Said.:) 🙂 🙂

    • 97 amk for obama
      February 5, 2016 at 10:03 am

      LOL. Poor kids.

    • 99 MadameSoph
      February 5, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      “Nope, I already got ‘Apple Dapples’ and ‘Fruit Rings’.” Classic… 🙂

      Those boys are so sweet and adorable, I’m hoping they got to pick out a treat after their daddy finished filming.

  40. 100 0388jojothecat
    February 5, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Good Morning TOD family, Chipsticks, Dannystixs, Jaimestixs (or visitorstixs), and lurkers.

    I think PBO has made a huge impact on minority young men and this time there is a good chance to see more and more of these men finish high school, go to and graduate from college. I hope many create their own careers because this is the next step. Don’t look for someone to hire you make your own way in life. The Cornies, and Jealouses have not lifted anyone up like PBO can yet they want to point fingers and expect THIS president to solve 150yr old problems in less than 8yrs.

    • 101 catrst
      February 5, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Its the respect, empower, include way of life. It motivates us all, competence, autonomy and relatedness. Feeling competent, learning interesting things, mastering our trades and professions, feeling autonomous, having choices, making our own decisions, engaging and seeing our efforts effect change, feeling related, collaborating, organizing, belonging, connecting. Our President understands what makes the human world go around and he lovingly, unflinchingly shows us the way.

  41. February 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

  42. 104 No Child Left Behind
    February 5, 2016 at 10:24 am

  43. 106 amk for obama
    February 5, 2016 at 10:26 am

    January was the 64th consecutive month of positive job growth – the best stretch since 1939 – and the 71st consecutive month in which we’ve seen private-sector job growth, which is the longest on record.


    via bj

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